In this article, we will look at who the Inter Milan new signings are and which players left Inter during the Summer 2023 transfer window.
Inter Milan are a decorated team playing in the top division of Italy’s professional football leagues. They are 19-time Serie A champions, nine-time Coppa Italia champions, and they’ve won the Champions League on three occasions. How about that for a resume?
Of course, such accolades and history make Inter Milan an attractive destination for aspiring footballers, which is why they’ve had a busy transfer period this Summer.
On that note, I wish to take you through the most recent Inter Milan signings and departures.
- 1 Inter Milan New Signings – Summer 2023 Arrivals
- 2 Inter Milan Transfer Departures
- 2.1 Andre Onana – Goalkeeper – Man Utd
- 2.2 Andrea Pinamonti – Forward – Sassuolo
- 2.3 Marcelo Brozovic – Midfield – Al-Nassr
- 2.4 Robin Gosens – Defender – Union Berlin
- 2.5 Samuele Mulattieri – Forward – Sassuolo
- 2.6 Lorenzo Pirola – Defender – Salernitana
- 2.7 Giovanni Fabian – Midfielder – Bologna
- 2.8 Valentino Lazaro – Defender – Torino
Inter Milan New Signings – Summer 2023 Arrivals
Interestingly, most of the transfer activity at Inter Milan has been on the departures rather than the arrivals side of things. However, they’ve still brought in several players, even if they wouldn’t quite be described as ‘high profile’. Regardless, here are Inter Milan’s new signings that have been completed so far in the Summer transfer period.
Kristjan Asllani – Midfield – FC Empoli
Although Inter Milan has a rather meaty midfield, they’ve still decided that the addition of another talented player was worth the €10 million signing fee. As you can see, Asllani joins the club from FC Empoli, and this 21-year-old defensive midfielder shows plenty of promise. Since he is so young, and since he will join Inter Milan’s experienced midfield squad, this could evolve into a great bargain in the future.
Yann Aurel Bisseck – Defender – Aarhus GF
In addition to the signing of Asllani for €10 million, Inter Milan has bagged Aurel Bisseck from Aarhus GF. He has been signed for just €7 million, and again, this signing brings the average age of the defensive squad down quite significantly. Aurel Bissek is just 22 years of age, yet as a strong center-back, he looks set to bolster the already solid Milan defense for the upcoming season.
Benjamin Pavard – Defender – Bayern Munich
Over the past decade, Inter Milan seldomly spent a lot of money on single transfers. Seeing Inter Milan’s owner Steven Zhang splash out on a €30m transfer deal for Benjamin Pavard was a surprising move indeed. The Bavarian giants couldn’t say no to Nerazzurri’s persistence and eventually, Benjamin Pavard joined Inter Milan on a five-year contract.
The French defender won everything there is to win with Bayern Munich and the French national team. He won the World Cup with France back in 2018 and won the Bundesliga on numerous occasions with Bayern Munich. During his four-year spell with the Bavarian side, Benjamin Pavard made a total of 111 appearances, scoring on eight occasions. It’ll be difficult to find a suitable replacement for the French superstar, but Bayern are known for escaping difficult situations such as this one.
Yann Sommer – Goalkeeper – Bayern Munich
After a season-long spell with Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, Yann Sommer joins Inter Milan with fellow teammate Benjamin Pavard. The Swiss shot-stopper signed a three-year deal with Nerazzurri, meaning he’ll play for the 2022/23 Champions League finalists until 2026 at least. If he manages to bring quality to the goalkeeping position, perhaps Steven Zhang will agree to gift him a new contract.
Bayern Munich received €6.75m for their keeper who was only brought to the club to fill in for injured captain Manuel Neuer. The €6.75m were slightly less than the €9.00 Bayern Munich paid Borussia Monchengladbach last season, but seeing as Manuel Neuer is back, the money from Yann Sommer’s transfer are well-appreciated.
Davide Frattesi – Midfielder – Sassuolo
23-year-old Davide Frattesi was on Nerazzurri’s radar during the last transfer window as well. Bringing him to San Siro needed a lot of work, as the club-to-club negotiations did definitely not go smoothly. However, in the end, Davide Frattesi signed his five-year contract with Inter Milan. Davide Frattesi will earn a whopping €2.8m per season with the Nerazzurri jersey.
As for Sassuolo, the initial sum they’ll receive is €6m. However, the season-long loan has an obligation to buy. It will be triggered automatically in February 2024.
Francesco Acerbi – Defender – Lazio
Serie A legend Francesco Acerbi is the latest name to boost coach Simone Inzaghi’s side for the difficult 2023/24 season. Francesco Acerbi signed a two-year deal with Inter Milan after Nerazzurri opted to trigger the buyout clause on his loan deal. Acerbi had a fantastic 2022/23 campaign with Inter Milan, as he even managed to nullify in-form goalscorer Erling Haaland in the Champions League final back in May. Lazio received €4m for their player.
Davy Klassen – Midfielder – Ajax
Signing Davy Klassen was a work-of-art move from Inter Milan’s board. The 30-year-old attacking midfielder is still a top-notch player that can bring positives to any side. Inter Milan were in dire need of a playmaker-in-chief, so Davy Klassen definitely comes as a breath of fresh air for coach Inzaghi. Financially speaking, Davy Klassen’s transfer is a great maneuver on the transfer market, as the Dutch midfielder joins Nerazzurri on a free transfer.
Inter Milan Transfer Departures
If you check the overall transfer balance for Inter Milan this Summer, they are more than €80 million in the green. Basically, this shows that they’ve offloaded far more players than they’ve signed. And regarding the more significant departures, you can see those here.
Andre Onana – Goalkeeper – Man Utd
So far this Summer, the sale of Onana has been the most significant by quite some margin. Inter Milan sold their trustworthy goalkeeper for a price of €52.50 million to Manchester United. This is obviously a huge sale, and while it’s added a great deal of cash to the balance sheet, they do need a suitable replacement rapidly. On that note, the latest rumors of Inter Milan’s target replacements include Milinkovic-Savic, Sommer, and most likely of all – Anatoliy Trubin.
Andrea Pinamonti – Forward – Sassuolo
Next in line in terms of the size of the sale is Andre Pinamonti. This came as a bit of a surprise to many in truth, yet selling Pinamonti to Sassuolo for a price of €20 million, again, has boosted Milan’s buying power substantially. At the same time, Inter Milan has plenty of top strikers in their ranks, including the likes of Martinez and Thuram. Therefore, the club won’t be quite as pressured to find an appropriate replacement for this position compared to others.
Marcelo Brozovic – Midfield – Al-Nassr
Completing the three most sizable deals on the departures side is the move of Marcelo Brozovic to Al-Nassr. This marks another sale of a player that is approaching his ‘golden years’ to the Saudi Pro League, and Inter Milan has cashed in on this one. Brozovic has been sold to Al-Nassr for a cool €18 million, which is a great deal considering that the guy is now in his 30s. Furthermore, Inter Milan has already inked several incoming midfielders that will cushion the absence of Brozovic to some degree.
Robin Gosens – Defender – Union Berlin
Upon leaving, Robin Gosens said it was an honor to play for the Nerazzurri. He expressed his disappointment that during his one-year spell at San Siro, he couldn’t show the true Robin Gossens to Inter Milan’s fans. However, the 29-year-old German defender will be able to reveal his true potential with Union Berlin. Inter Milan received a €13m pay for his services and Robin signed a three-year deal with his new club.
Samuele Mulattieri – Forward – Sassuolo
After signing Andrea Pinamonti, Sassuolo were eager to boost their attacking line with another Inter Milan player. We are talking about Samuele Mulattieri. The 22-year-old forward cost Sassuolo €6m, so he’ll have to prove his worth sooner rather than later.
Lorenzo Pirola – Defender – Salernitana
Salernitana received a massive boost in the battle for salvation in Serie A this year. Lorenzo Pirola is undoubtedly a top-notch defender despite the lack of experience under his belt. Lorenzo joins Salernitana on a €5m deal. He signed a four-year deal with Davide Nicola’s team but Nerazzurri have the opportunity to buy him back in exchange for €12m.
Giovanni Fabian – Midfielder – Bologna
Similar to Salernitana, Bologna snapped up an up-and-coming Inter Milan player in an attempt to stay in Serie A a little longer. Giovanni Fabian’s services cost Bologna a whopping €5m. However, Inter Milan reserves the right to bring the player back to San Siro for a €10m pay.
Valentino Lazaro – Defender – Torino
In exchange for a basic pay of €4m, Torino booked Valentino Lazaro’s set of skills for the next three years. Valentino never had a key role for Inter Milan so it’s not a huge surprise that Steven Zhang opted to sell.